How to Help
Dear Graduates, Parents and Friends:
There is not a day that goes by, that I don’t consider it a privilege to serve as Head of School here at the Academy for Career Exploration.
That’s because each day, I can be part of our students’ experience as they learn, grow and mature on this journey we call life.
Today, I encourage you to join us. Pay a visit to the school and see first-hand how our kids are doing. Volunteer of your time and talent by tutoring, mentoring or joining the Parent Association. Or give of your financial resources, so that we may continue to provide the superior programming that sets us apart from traditional public schools.
There is no shortage of good news here at the Academy:
Our students are engaged and committed to their studies, and improving academic performance particularly in the areas of reading and writing are impressive.
Attendance and graduation rates are 93% and 93.2% respectively, and compare favorably to both the state and district.
In the current academic year we are launching two new school-to-work programs to prepare students for careers in the health care and hospitality industries. Both programs have received the enthusiastic support of industry partners, who see our program as a win-win for students searching for solid career paths and employers who are in need of qualified workers. Upon graduation in 2012, students of the first cohort will receive a diploma and also have the option of earning a certified nursing assistant credential, or a national certification in hotel and lodging management.
ACE’s Brother 2 Brother and Sister 4 Sister after school programs provide students with a safe haven in which to grow socially, emotionally, intellectually and to learn important positive life development skills. Currently 68 students have committed three hours of after school time each week throughout the school year to participate in these life-enhancing sessions.
As you can see, there are a many reasons to invest your time and money in ACE and the students we serve. And if you contribute between now and November 30, your gift will be doubled, up to a maximum of $50,000, by a matching grant. So please make your commitment today.
Please mail your check payable to ACE, 130 Broadway, Providence, Rhode Island 02903. Please write “ACE ANNUAL FUND” on the memo line of the check. Or make your contribution on-line, right here on the website by clicking on the DONATE button below.
Thank you for your generosity.
Mario F. Cirillo, Ed.D
Head of School